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Manchester City to launch £60m bid for Riyad Mahrez before January deadline Manchester City to launch £60m bid for Riyad Mahrez before January deadline
- January 30, 2018

Sky Sports claim that City have already made two bids - with the latter in excess of £50m - for Mahrez, but reports including the Telegraph claim that Leicester are likely to dismiss bids under £90m for the 26-year-old Algeria global. Mahrez who has scored eight and assisted eight so far this season has been wanted by big clubs regularly such as Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea for the last two years since Leicester won the Premier League but Leicester have always refused. (more...)
Tar Heels G Jalek Felton Suspended From North Carolina Tar Heels G Jalek Felton Suspended From North Carolina
- January 30, 2018

With sophomore guard Seventh Woods still sidelined with a foot injury, Felton's suspension leaves UNC extremely thin in the backcourt. Jalek is the nephew of former North Carolina star Raymond Felton. Citing privacy laws, the athletic department declined further comment. In nine ACC games, he has played 10 minutes just once and failed to score more than 2 points in any game. (more...)
Philadelphia Eagles: 5 bold predictions for Super Bowl LII against Patriots Philadelphia Eagles: 5 bold predictions for Super Bowl LII against Patriots
- January 30, 2018

Either way, one of these two teams is going to be the next Super Bowl champion. The Eagles needed touchdowns on a blocked punt, interception return and punt return to beat the New England Patriots the last time the teams met in 2015. (more...)
India beats South Africa for pride-saving win in 3rd test India beats South Africa for pride-saving win in 3rd test
- January 30, 2018

And South Africans will look forward to Gibson winning more series. On a Wanderers' surface that came perilously close to being deemed too risky to play on, Amla scored twin half-centuries and Elgar scored an unbeaten 86 in the series' final innings. (more...)
Cleveland Indians to stop using Chief Wahoo logo in 2019 Cleveland Indians to stop using Chief Wahoo logo in 2019
- January 30, 2018

The polarizing logo will disappear from the Cleveland Indians' hats and jerseys at the start of the 2019 season, the team and Major League Baseball confirmed on Monday. In a reflection of changing attitudes toward racially focused symbolism, several colleges and universities have changed their nicknames and/or logos under pressure from Native American groups in recent years, perhaps most vividly St. (more...)
Wall to miss 6 weeks due to knee injury Wall to miss 6 weeks due to knee injury
- January 30, 2018

That's according to a report from the Washington Post's Candace Buckner . Wall is averaging over 19 points and 9 assists per game this season, and was selected to his fifth straight All-Star game. If Wall misses exactly six weeks, he could return on March 13 in a home game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. "But right now I don't know how concerned, but we're definitely concerned that it is bothering him from time to time". (more...)
Progress made on NAFTA as sixth round ends Progress made on NAFTA as sixth round ends
- January 30, 2018

At least this time, Lighthizer floated the words "slow progress" rather than saying he was "disappointed" by a lack of headway in talks. Lighthizer, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo are set to meet privately Monday in Montreal before giving a join trilateral statement, their first since October when they traded barbs. (more...)
Will Rob Gronkowski play in the Patriots Eagles Super Bowl? Will Rob Gronkowski play in the Patriots Eagles Super Bowl?
- January 30, 2018

That marks ideal attendance for the Patriots with one week left until the Super Bowl. Gronk being back on the field no doubt is a good sign for the Pats ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII . So, I like that no distractions part. As for the Eagles , former Patriots Chris Long and LeGarrette Blount do not have podiums and will be mingling on the Xcel Center floor. (more...)
Mkhitaryan Aims Dig At Mourinho? Mkhitaryan Aims Dig At Mourinho?
- January 30, 2018

Sanchez was handed the prestigious number seven shirt previously worn by club legends such as David Beckham, Eric Cantona and Cristiano Ronaldo. As for United and Jose Mourinho , they'll be delighted with the business they've conducted this January transfer window. (more...)
Man City sign defender Laporte in record deal Man City sign defender Laporte in record deal
- January 30, 2018

Manchester City signed France Under-21 worldwide Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao for a club-record fee of 65 million euros ($80 million) on Tuesday, taking its spending on center backs since 2014 to around $250 million. Laporte was tied to the Basque outfit until June 2020. The £57 million (Dh295.6m) transfer fee, widely reported to match the buyout clause in his Bilbao contract, makes Laporte City's most expensive signing, marginally more than the £55m City paid to Wolfsburg for ... (more...)
Charly Musonda says joining 'massive' Celtic an easy choice Charly Musonda says joining 'massive' Celtic an easy choice
- January 30, 2018

This time, however, they have allowed the youngster to complete his temporary move to the Scottish Premier League outfit. "We've maybe been unfortunate this season with injuries whereas previous year we got lucky". If you don't know already, the Lisbon Lions is the nickname given to the Celtic team that won the European Cup near Lisbon on the 25th of May 1967. (more...)
USC stadium to be renamed United Airlines Memorial Coliseum USC stadium to be renamed United Airlines Memorial Coliseum
- January 30, 2018

USC has called the Coliseum home for 98 years, operating the lease agreement with the city, county and state. "For more than a century, the Coliseum has been the historic home of some of our city's most spectacular events", USC President C.L. (more...)
Milwaukee Bucks' Jabari Parker set to return from knee injury Milwaukee Bucks' Jabari Parker set to return from knee injury
- January 30, 2018

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points, nine rebounds and eight assists as the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Chicago Bulls 110-96 in Chicago on Sunday. "We're just keeping an eye on it, monitoring it", Prunty said. But I expect to feel great, because my body has been feeling really good. He will be making it back onto the court a little under a year after his injury. (more...)
North Korea Cancels Joint Performance with South Korea North Korea Cancels Joint Performance with South Korea
- January 30, 2018

Similarly, the U.S. has found itself in a position where a pre-emptive strike against North Korea would lead to comparable nuclear retaliation, former USA officials say. But it later reversed that decision and the North Korean team, headed by a well-known singer, visited the South a day later than scheduled, setting off a media frenzy here. (more...)
David Beckham's response to rumours that Zlatan could soon join the MLS David Beckham's response to rumours that Zlatan could soon join the MLS
- January 30, 2018

Sanchez joined United in a £20m deal last week after refusing to sign a new and improved deal with the Gunners. Alexis Sanchez shoots at goal during Manchester United's 4-0 victory in the FA Cup 4th round. But he was still ready to talk about his old club and thinks Jose Mourinho's new deal at Manchester United is a good move. He's one of the best managers in the game. (more...)
Swansea City vs Arsenal - Betting Tips and Predictions Swansea City vs Arsenal - Betting Tips and Predictions
- January 30, 2018

Swansea have been revived since the appointment of manager Carlos Carvalhal although the weekend FA Cup draw at fourth-tier Notts County was a step backwards. A win against Arsenal could take Swansea as high as 17th, out of the relegation zone, assuming other results go their way. Arsenal have desperately been trying to tie the 29-year-old down to a new deal, although his wage demands of a rumoured £330,000-a-week have made the negotiations hard, considering the clubs wage ... (more...)
Arsenal close to £60m Aubameyang deal Arsenal close to £60m Aubameyang deal
- January 30, 2018

Meanwhile, Sport Bild are reporting that Borussia Dortmund have lined up their replacement for Aubameyang, with Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi to be loaned to the Bundesliga outfit. Aubameyang, 28, has been subject of negotiations between the Gunners and Dortmund for several weeks, with Arsenal refusing to meet the Bundesliga side's £70m asking price. (more...)
Thunder G Roberson expected to miss rest of season Thunder G Roberson expected to miss rest of season
- January 30, 2018

Thunder: F Patrick Patterson knocked heads with Embiid in the second quarter and left the game because of the blood rule. "I'm not running with him". Westbrook made just 6 of 20 shots in the first half, when he was knocked to the ground trying to take a charge as Joel Embiid threw down a dunk over him. (more...)
Joey Barton slams Joey Barton slams "stubborn" Jurgen Klopp following Liverpool's recent defeats
- January 30, 2018

It was not about creating chances, it was about different stuff. The Merseyside outfit tried to address their defensive frailties by bringing in Virgil van Dijk from Southampton earlier this month, but problems were still apparent in recent defeats to Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion . (more...)
King's Lynn remembers the victims of the Holocaust King's Lynn remembers the victims of the Holocaust
- January 30, 2018

The bill, passed by Poland's lower house of parliament on Friday (26 January), threatens prison terms and fines against Polish or foreign nationals who blame Poles for atrocities against Jews committed by Nazi Germany in World War II . To which the embassy retorted: "How does that relate to the fact that WW2 death camps were German Nazi, not Polish (our thread)?" That is the truth and no law will rewrite it. (more...)